‘I’m hooked on bell ringing,’ says Bobbie Fairclough, the Tower Captain, ‘It’s an ancient craft and I love the old English language as well as the mental stimulation of the ringing patterns.'
There are about a dozen people in our band. (Bellringing practice is a public event and ringers from other churches are welcome to attend.) The main purpose is to ring before Sunday morning services and also at weddings and for special events.
Bobbie Fairclough is keen to hear from anyone who would like to join the band. The band is very encouraging and no one minds if you make a mistake! Practices usually conclude in the pub for a well-deserved drink!
Contact Bobbie if you would like to know more about bell ringing at St Bart’s.